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on 13 September 2017
Bloody marvelous. Each album is a winner, so to get them all together for this bargain price is just acey doocey!!!!
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on 27 April 2017
A few good tracks over the 5 albums and a few pretty average but good value at the price.
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on 13 March 2017
Received this Friday (after ordering on Thursday) - and the CD hasn't been off the player all weekend! - Forgot how many good songs Aztec Camera released!
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Five original albums in a card box.

The CDs themselves are housed in miniture replica album sleeves with the original art.

Now some people hate them but I love them they are easier to store and at this price they are a steal.
(AT the time of writing there was no track listing on Amazon- they have finally got around to it which makes the following a bit redundant)

I thought a track listing would be handy to compare them to ones you may have to see if there are any extra tracks or remastered versions.
From experience I have often found that many of the other sets from different artists are in actual fact the remastered versions with additional tracks or at the very least a mixture of the two.

Still an amazingly cheap set with the neat cardboard sleeves- heck someone has got to love them like I do??

If you spot any mistakes just add a comment and I will rectify it Toot Sweet
(and yes I know it's not spelled that way!!)

Includes the albums High Land, Hard Rain (1983), Knife (1984), Stray (1990), Dreamland (1993) and Frestonia (1995). Rhino Records release.


01 Oblivious
02 The Boy Wonders
03 Walk out to Winter
04 The Bugle Sounds Again
05 We Could Send Letters
06 Pillar to Post
07 Release
08 Lost Outside the Tunnel
09 Back on Board
10 Down the Dip
11 Haywire
12 Orchid Girl
13 Queen's Tattoos

01 Still on Fire
02 Just Like the USA
03 Head is Happy (Heart's Insane)
04 Back Door to Heaven
05 All I Need is Everything
06 Backwards & Forwards
07 The Birth of the True
08 Knife

01 Stray
02 The Crying Scene
03 Get Outta London
04 Over My Head
05 Good Morning Brtain
06 How It is
07 The Gentle Kid
08 Notting Hill Blues
09 Song for a Friend

01 Birds
02 Safe in Sorrow
03 Balck Lucia
04 Let Your Love Decide
05 Spanish Horses
06 Dream Sweet Dreams
07 Pianos & Clocks
08 Sister Anne
09 Vertigo
10 Valium Summer
11 Belle of the Ball

01 Rainy Season
02 Sun
03 Crazy
04 On the Avenue
05 Imperfectly
06 Debutante
07 Beautiful Girl
08 Phenomental World
09 Method of Love
10 Sunset
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on 31 October 2014
Roddy Frame is a genious. This is a collection worth every penny. The cardboard covers don't bother me. I prefer them to the dreadful jewel (why the hell "jewel", it's bloody plastic) box. If you have bought it, go and buy all his solo stuff. He is one of the most underrated songwriters. It's a pitty, he doesn't get the recognition he deserves. His last album 7 Dial is probably his best work.
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on 1 May 2010
I have followed Aztec Camera from the early days. Roddy Frame, from what I can make out essentially 'the band', is an interesting singer/songwriter able to subtly move across musical genres (an out-and-out pop song one moment, a jazz tinged ballad the next) with real skill. His lyrics are well crafted (listen to 'Let Your Love Decide' from Dreamland) and intelligent. There isn't an album in this collection (a real bargain by the way - 5 great CDs for £15!) that doesn't contain a clutch of fantastically melodic songs that would stand comparison with many more well known bands of the 80s and 90s such Prefab Sprout or the Bluetones. When listening to all 5 I'm also struck by the consistency of this band's output - you'd expect to find a duff one amongst nearly a decade and half's output but that's not the case here. Start at High Land High Rain (1983) and go through to Frestonia (1995), and all you'll hear is just song after song of beautiful music. I wonder what Mr Frame is doing now?
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on 29 June 2014
Already have all Aztec Cameras back catalogue,but wanted these again! Neat set,all signable when I next see the brilliant Roddy Frame. Roddys solo work,particularly Surf & new release Seven Dials are never out of my CD player
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on 28 July 2015
Five Aztec Camera Albums for a fantastic price.
An opportunity for the casual fan to hear some Roddy Frame melodies other than the mainstream pop songs.
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on 3 July 2010
Roddy Frame is , in my humble opinion , a true musical genius who can write beautiful music and lyrics whenever he feels like it . Aztec Camera (his band) were one of the very best and every album has many (if different ) charms .
All the cd's in this box set are superb but i take a star away because they are here in their basic form , still amazing but long overdue some remastering and a reissue programme with new sleevenotes and bonus tracks etc.
If you're a newcomer or just want to replace old classics fair enough but if you want newer takes on these albums you're out of luck .
PS A previous reviewer wonders what Roddy Frame is doing now , well the answer is that he's still making superb music but under his own name ! Be sure to check out his 3 solo albums but especially the second one "SURF" which is a true masterpiece and possibly the best he's ever made.
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on 27 May 2016
I had to buy this because after hearing them on the Radio I enjoyed it so had to get the cd and finding 5 Discs in a box I was over the moon
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